The Howa M-1500 is one of the best known barreled-action rifles on the market and is the most popular of all of Howa's rifles. The M-1500, while being comparatively low priced next to other overseas models, has been judged to have all the delicacy and robustness one would expect from Japanese engineering. The Youth model has a lightweight receiver with a hollowed bolt handle and a short, 20 inch lightweight barrel for easier carry and shooting. The black Hogue Overmolded stock has a shorter, 12.5 inch LOP with the same great Hogue bedding, free-floated barrel, and weather-resistant soft rubber coating. This rifle comes with a Nikko-Stirling Nighteater 3-9x42mm scope and a 3-position safety and comes with the original factory box. Its stock, metal, and bore are all in very good condition.